Re: [LUG] Pub
On Thu, 3 Feb 2000, Robert Callaghan wrote:
> > Noooo! keith needs a distro at least 5 cd's big. X windows installs are
> > newbies. Go on keith go the whole hog and install freebsd!
> And for those who wish to use a dist that ONLY has a X-based installer??
No distro should have ONLY an X based installer - many bad things could
happen if you don't have an old ANSI interface to fall back on. Often ANSI
is clearer than X or Win with what you should do.
> GUI installs are not all bad. I am use to the text-based installs of
> RedHat and SuSE (yast-1), but there is nothing wrong with a ***GOOD*** GUI
> To be fair, I've not seen a good GUI installer yet (I know that SuSE 6.3
> has one, but I am not sure what it is like) but there is nothing wrong
> with them.
SuSE 6.3 still has issues - I think it would be very hard to have an X GUI
that experts could really use like yast and beginners would understand
and find simple.
> And as for a dist that comes on 5+ disks. You could easily put together a
> dist of 5+ disks, but it is the quality of what is on them (and the
> quality of the system as a whole) that is important.
> That fiend of a linux dist (corel) could come on 10 disks, with all the
> software I could ever need and then some, but I would not use it (the
> experince I had with it f'ing my system has put me off).
Yup. Avoid coverdisk distro's - the duplicators probably use windoze based
machines which invariably cain vital bits here and there.
My first distro (that I bought) was RH powertools which was the 1 disk
rh5.1 with a disk of powertools and source - needless to say I used a
fraction of it. Even with SuSE I still download a lot of stuff from the
net, but trying out new apps from the CD helps you learn whats about and
various things about unix - exploring the stuff in SUSE is v cool.
A. (going to stop trolling now..)
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